Wheaton Aston 10K

Running Off The (Christmas) Pies

This race is a perfect way to spend the Christmas/New Year limbo period...

The period between Christmas and New Year is often flat but the Wheaton Aston 10K provides an antidote to that as well as being an ideal way to burn off the extra calories you will have consumed! The 10K is a Twixmas staple on the local running scene, with runners descending on the Staffordshire village every year on 27 December, regardless of which day of the week that falls on.

This well-organised event from Newport & District RC is always very popular with demand high for places and subsequently, sells out in advance every year - so be quick if you want to take part in 2023.

People travel from across the region to take part whatever the weather - there has been everything from sunshine to snow and ice – and enjoy the fresh air and exercise at the same time. Follow your Boxing Day walk with this fast dash to blow away any Christmas cobwebs!

Starting and finishing at Wheaton Aston School, the all-road course takes runners on a tour of the village before completing an anti-clockwise lap of surrounding lanes and villages and features around 45 metres of elevation changes.

Commenting on Facebook after a prevoius outing, Emma Parlato said: "It was a great race as always, thank you marshals and everyone behind the scenes. The finishers shirt is very stylish ...thank you!"

If you'd like to know more visit the Wheaton Aston 10K website.

Image: Newport & District AC

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